42 episodes

Grow in both the art and business of speaking.

You’ll discover how to become a great presenter, how to find paid speaking engagements, how to connect with decision-makers who book speakers, and best of all... how to get paid to speak.

Whether you’re starting from scratch or you’ve been at it for a while, you’ll find value in every episode. Kent has built a multiple six-figure per year speaking business.

He is also a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) with the National Speakers Association (NSA), which is the highest designation a speaker can earn with the NSA. Less than 800 professional speakers worldwide have earned this award.

Paid to Speak Kent Julian

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Grow in both the art and business of speaking.

You’ll discover how to become a great presenter, how to find paid speaking engagements, how to connect with decision-makers who book speakers, and best of all... how to get paid to speak.

Whether you’re starting from scratch or you’ve been at it for a while, you’ll find value in every episode. Kent has built a multiple six-figure per year speaking business.

He is also a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) with the National Speakers Association (NSA), which is the highest designation a speaker can earn with the NSA. Less than 800 professional speakers worldwide have earned this award.

    42. Hard Truth About Speaking #4 - Forget Talent... It Has Little to Do With Your Success as a Speaker

    42. Hard Truth About Speaking #4 - Forget Talent... It Has Little to Do With Your Success as a Speaker

    Become an Insider and Receive Exclusive Bonuses! They're back! The Paid to Speak Conference and the Killer Keynote Conference are being hosted in September 2021. Both will be in-person events.
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    Series: Hard Truths About Speaking That No One Tells You In this 5-part series, I share hard truths about speaking that no one tells you.
    Hard Truth #4: Forget Talent... It Has Little to Do With Your Success as a Speaker
    An Inside Look at This Episode: 1. This does NOT mean that you do not want to work on your craft as a speaker. You do!
    Showcasing is the fastest way to get booked as a speaker. 2. Stick-to-it-tiveness is your greatest competitive advantage.
    3. Meeting professionals value speakers who make their job easier.
    Episode Resources: 9 Ways to Get Paid as a Speaker (FREE Resource) 5 Keys to Create a Speech That Pays (FREE Resource) Got questions? Submit them here Thank You for Listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a rating and review on iTunes. Also, share it by using the social media buttons at the top or bottom of this post.
    Until next time, continue to move from #DREAMtoDO as a speaker.

    • 24 min
    41. Hard Truth About Speaking #3 - If You Don't Walk Your Talk, You'll Ruin Your Career

    41. Hard Truth About Speaking #3 - If You Don't Walk Your Talk, You'll Ruin Your Career

    Want Early Access to the Paid To Speak Accelerator Community? Kent is launching a Paid to Speak Accelerator community soon. This community will include:
    Ongoing, live, weekly training sessions. Live "Take Action" sessions — you get a chance to implement... in real-time during sessions... what you are learning by taking action on things like sending out marketing emails, writing website copy, and more. Live "Opportunity Seat" sessions — you get the opportunity to tap into the power of the community through mastermind sessions where other members help you shape your speaking business, your presentation, and more. Exclusive, private Facebook group for  24/7 answers to your most pressing questions. Extensive video library of pre-recorded content and training (including access to our signature First Paid Speech course which is foundational to the Paid to Speak system — six modules, one hour each). Discount to live events. To get on the first-alert list for early access to the Paid to Speak Accelerator, send an "I'm interested in the P2S Community" message using our Contact Page.
    Series: Hard Truths About Speaking That No One Tells You In this 5-part series, I share hard truths about speaking that no one tells you.
    Hard Truth #3: If You Don't Walk Your Talk, You'll Ruin Your Career (and Maybe More)
    An Inside Look at This Episode: 1. This is not a call to perfection, it's a call to integrity and direction.
    2. Always remember, Meeting Professionals and Decision Makers talk to one another.
    3. Not only will this ruin your career, but it could also ruin your life.
    The lack of integrity will eat you up inside. Episode Resources: 9 Ways to Get Paid as a Speaker (FREE Resource) 5 Keys to Create a Speech That Pays (FREE Resource) Got questions? Submit them here Thank You for Listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a rating and review on iTunes. Also, share it by using the social media buttons at the top or bottom of this post.
    Until next time, continue to move from #DREAMtoDO as a speaker.

    • 15 min
    40. Hard Truth About Speaking #2 - Speaking Is a Lonely Business (And Not Just When You're on the Road)

    40. Hard Truth About Speaking #2 - Speaking Is a Lonely Business (And Not Just When You're on the Road)

    Want Early Access to the Paid To Speak Accelerator Community? Kent is launching a Paid to Speak Accelerator community soon. This community will include:
    Ongoing, live, weekly training sessions. Live "Take Action" sessions — you get a chance to implement... in real-time during sessions... what you are learning by taking action on things like sending out marketing emails, writing website copy, and more. Live "Opportunity Seat" sessions — you get the opportunity to tap into the power of the community through mastermind sessions where other members help you shape your speaking business, your presentation, and more. Exclusive, private Facebook group for  24/7 answers to your most pressing questions. Extensive video library of pre-recorded content and training (including access to our signature First Paid Speech course which is foundational to the Paid to Speak system — six modules, one hour each). Discount to live events. To get on the first-alert list for early access to the Paid to Speak Accelerator, send an "I'm interested in the P2S Community" message using our Contact Page.
    Series: Hard Truths About Speaking That No One Tells You In this 5-part series, I share hard truths about speaking that no one tells you.
    Hard Truth #2: Speaking is a Lonely Business (And Not Just When You're on the Road)
    An Inside Look at This Episode: 1. When you are on the road, 80 to 90 percent of your time is spent getting to the event and coming back from the event.
    2. If you are new to speaking, you are likely a one-person business.
    3. It's hard to find people who understand what you do and what it takes to do what you do.
    4. 3 quick tips to make your speaking business less lonely:
    Good Habits Good Network or Mastermind Good Heart Episode Resources: 9 Ways to Get Paid as a Speaker (FREE Resource) 5 Keys to Create a Speech That Pays (FREE Resource) Got questions? Submit them here Thank You for Listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a rating and review on iTunes. Also, share it by using the social media buttons at the top or bottom of this post.
    Until next time, continue to move from #DREAMtoDO as a speaker.

    • 15 min
    39. Hard Truth About Speaking #1 – Speaking Isn’t What Pays the Bills

    39. Hard Truth About Speaking #1 – Speaking Isn’t What Pays the Bills

    Want Early Access to the Paid To Speak Accelerator Community? Kent is launching a Paid to Speak Accelerator community soon. This community will include:
    Ongoing, live, weekly training sessions. Live "Take Action" sessions — you get a chance to implement... in real-time during sessions... what you are learning by taking action on things like sending out marketing emails, writing website copy, and more. Live "Opportunity Seat" sessions — you get the opportunity to tap into the power of the community through mastermind sessions where other members help you shape your speaking business, your presentation, and more. Exclusive, private Facebook group for  24/7 answers to your most pressing questions. Extensive video library of pre-recorded content and training (including access to our signature First Paid Speech course which is foundational to the Paid to Speak system — six modules, one hour each). Discount to live events. To get on the first-alert list for early access to the Paid to Speak Accelerator, send an "I'm interested in the P2S Community" message using our Contact Page.
    Series: Hard Truths About Speaking That No One Tells You In this 5-part series, I share hard truths about speaking that no one tells you.
    Hard Truth #1: Speaking Is Not What Pays the Bills
    An Inside Look at This Episode: 1. Most people think speakers get paid for the Glamorous stuff, but that's not what pays the bills in speaking.
    2. Other people think speakers get paid for their Grind, but that's not what pays the bills in speaking either.
    3. Gradual Consistency is what pays the bills in speaking.
    Gradual is defined as steady, step-by-step, continuous, progressive, build upon "Fast is slow and slow is fast." "Stick-to-it-tiveness is your greatest competitive advantage." "If you want to win as a speaker, get back to the basics." Episode Resources: 9 Ways to Get Paid as a Speaker (FREE Resource) 5 Keys to Create a Speech That Pays (FREE Resource) Got questions? Submit them here Thank You for Listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a rating and review on iTunes. Also, share it by using the social media buttons at the top or bottom of this post.
    Until next time, continue to move from #DREAMtoDO as a speaker.

    • 20 min
    38. How 2020 Changed the Speaking Industry (and Why It's Good for New Speakers)

    38. How 2020 Changed the Speaking Industry (and Why It's Good for New Speakers)

    Want Early Access to the Paid To Speak Accelerator Community? If you listened to the end of this episode, you heard Kent mention that he is launching a Paid to Speak Accelerator Community soon. This community will include:
    Ongoing, live, weekly training sessions. Live "Take Action" sessions — you actually implement what you are learning during these sessions by taking action on things like sending out marketing emails, writing website copy, and more. Live "Opportunity Seat" sessions — you get to tap into the power of the community through mastermind sessions where other members help you shape your speaking business or your presentation skills. Exclusive, private Facebook group for  24/7 answers to your most pressing questions. Extensive video library of pre-recorded content and training (including access to our signature First Paid Speech course which is the foundation to the Paid to Speak system — six modules, one hour each). Discount to live events. To get on the first-alert list for early access to the Paid to Speak Accelerator, send an "I'm interested in the P2S Community" message using our Contact Page.
    How 2020 Changed the Speaking Industry In this episode, I share 3 changes that have taken place in the speaking industry since 2020 and why these changes are so beneficial for new speakers.
    An Inside Look at This Episode: 1. In-person events are coming back, but virtual events are here to stay.
    2. There are fewer speakers today, but just as many (or MORE) speaking opportunities.
    3. In virtual speaking, presentation skills are as important, if not more important, than content (but they are very different from in-person presentation skills).
    We Need Your Help: What tips, strategies, or resources do you need to move forward in your speaking career or business?
    Please share your thoughts here: https://paidtospeakpodcast.com/contact Episode Resources: 9 Ways to Get Paid as a Speaker (FREE Resource) 5 Keys to Create a Speech That Pays (FREE Resource) Got questions? Submit them here Thank You for Listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a rating and review on iTunes. Also, share it by using the social media buttons at the top or bottom of this post.
    Until next time, continue to move from #DREAMtoDO as a speaker.

    • 41 min
    37. Is Speaking Picking Back Up?

    37. Is Speaking Picking Back Up?

    Is Speaking Picking Back Up? I recently received a text from a friend that simply asked: "Is speaking starting to pick back up?"
    The actual question was: "Are in-person events starting to come back?"
    In this episode, I share a few thoughts about the future of in-person events as well as three ideas for marketing your speaking business that can help guarantee a full calendar even when in-person events are limited.
    An Inside Look at This Episode: 1. YES to Revolving Door Marketing™ — NO to email blasts
    2. YES to being a solutions provider — NO to being sale-y
    3. YES to creating a more human brand — NO to scaling so much that your brand feels sleazy
    We Need Your Help: What tips, strategies, or resources do you need to move forward in your speaking career or business?
    Please share your thoughts here: https://paidtospeakpodcast.com/contact Episode Resources: 9 Ways to Get Paid as a Speaker (FREE Resource) 5 Keys to Create a Speech That Pays (FREE Resource) Got questions? Submit them here Thank You for Listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a rating and review on iTunes. Also, share it by using the social media buttons at the top or bottom of this post.
    Until next time, continue to move from #DREAMtoDO as a speaker.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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25 Ratings

MomTom3 ,

This is good!

Good info especially for a newbie!

Dean Showalter ,

Stellar man of integrity

Kent Julian is excellent at his craft, but he goes far beyond that. He connects with people in the areas that really matter, and then it's just natural for us to want to learn from him. My wife is not impressed with many of the podcasters I listen to, but Kent is different. She likes to listen just as much as I do, and she's not even a speaker! I admire Kent for so many things, but his character is at the top of the list. Kent's podcast is like having a wise mentor speaking into your ear!

JXS33 ,

Kent is the Real Deal

I saw Kent Julian speak at an event years ago and he was the speaker everyone wanted to be like. It’s exciting to hear him bring his gifts and experience to this podcast. He’s inspiring and pragmatic which is what we all need to achieve our dream of becoming a professional speaker.

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